9780077280079

Essentials of the Living World

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  • ISBN13:

    9780077280079

  • ISBN10:

    0077280075

  • Edition: 3rd
  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 8/28/2009
  • Publisher: McGraw-Hill Science/Engineering/Math

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Summary

Cutting edge biological concepts delivered with a greater emphasis on evolution and a logical use of analogies. This textbook was written from the ground up to be an engaging and accessible learning tool with an emphasis on "how things work and why things happen the way they do." This Essentials textbook features a straightforward, clear writing style and a wide variety of media assets to enhance the content of the textbook. The strength of the second edition is the integration of many tools that are designed to inspire both students and instructors. The multi-media package for the new edition stretches students beyond the confines of the traditional textbook to include high interest video clips and animations of key biological concepts.

Table of Contents

The Science of Biology
The Chemistry of Life
Molecules of Life
Cells
Energy and Life
Photosynthesis: Acquiring Energy from the Sun
How Cells Harvest Energy from Food
Mitosis
Meiosis
Foundations of Genetics
DNA: The Genetic Material
How Genes Work
The New Biology
Evolution and Natural Selection
Exploring Biological Diversity
Evolution of Microbial Life
Evolution of Plants
Evolution of Animals
Populations and Communities
Ecosystems
Behavior and the Environment
How Human Influence the Living World
The Animal Body and How It Moves
Circulation
Respiration
The Path of Food Through the Animal Body
Maintaining the Internal Environment
How the Body Defends Itself
The Nervous System
Chemical Signaling Within the Animal Body
Reproduction and Development
Plant Form and Function
Plant Reproduction and Growth
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